Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

About Melissa Del Monte

Melissa joined the Intranet Connections team shortly after graduating from the Marketing Management program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Business. She brings a strong passion for all things marketing, specializing in content marketing and copywriting. When she's not at the office, you can find this retired competitive figure skater at the ice rink, or exploring the great outdoors with her trusty sidekick, Fou Fou the Pomeranian.

6 Employee Retention Resolutions to Make This New Year

Summary: Having a hard time thinking of a new years resolution? Make it to improve employee retention using these 6 strategies!
It’s that time of year again; the time of year that brings change and new beginnings. With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 slowly creeping up, it’s time to make the dreaded new years resolution. New years resolutions seem scary because we often set resolutions we don’t intend to keep. However, new years resolutions don’t have to be scary! So don’t put down that last piece of gingerbread and rush to the gym just yet.

Top 3 Content Marketing Trends to make Your Intranet Content more Engaging

Summary: Spice up your intranet content delivery with these top 3 content marketing trends.
Many organizations rely on content marketing as the core to their overall marketing strategy (we do!). The top priorities of a content marketer include creating engaging content, developing a better understanding of what content is, or isn’t, effective for their target audience, finding better ways to re-purpose content and becoming better storytellers. The more content your organization produces, the more aware people are of your brand and the more engaged people are with your brand.

That being said, what does content marketing have to do with your intranet?

By |October 11, 2016|Best Practices, Top 5 List|0 Comments

5 Common Intranet Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Summary: We cover 5 common intranet mistakes, such as poor enterprise search and stale content, and how you can avoid them.
We all make mistakes. What’s important is that we learn from those mistakes and use them to grow. In this blog, we cover the top 5 intranet mistakes people make, and how you can avoid them. To ensure your intranet doesn’t go down faster than a sinking ship, stay clear of these common intranet mistakes.

How to Rebrand Your Intranet in 4 Simple Steps

Summary: 4 steps to rebrand your intranet from deciding on a new name and persona to redesigning your intranet.
Change is scary, whether it be moving to a new city, starting a new job or even simply changing up your daily routine. While these changes can be scary, they are often the most rewarding. The same goes for changing your intranet.

By |June 27, 2016|Best Practices, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Intranet Software Designed for the Creative User

Summary: 3 ways your intranet software caters to the creative user rather than to the technically-savvy.
Intranet software is often thought of as an IT-only tool. However, with the addition of Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) tools, intranet software is no longer just for the technically-savvy. It is a business tool that also improves communication and collaboration. Many of our customers who first sought us out during their evaluation process are in the communications, marketing or community engagement departments.

By |April 25, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Fall Back in Love with Your Intranet Solution

Summary: 3 tips to help you fall back in love with your intranet solution, including content clean-up, design refresh and dividing intranet administration up among multiple people.
You’ve spent a few good years with your intranet, then one morning you wake up wondering… is that all there is? It seems to have lost the level of engagement it once had, and that necessary spark has disappeared. At one point, your intranet was useful, efficient and helped to complete daily work tasks. I am here to remind you that all hope is not lost! Renew your intranet to its former glory and re-ignite the spark. Fall back in love with your intranet solution with these simple tips.

By |February 15, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

New Year, New Intranet? 4 Signs You Need a New Intranet Solution

Summary: 4 common pain points you may experience with your old intranet solution, and when it’s time to consider purchasing a new one.
A new year often means a fresh start. For many, it’s the time of year for people to reflect on the past year. For others, it’s a time to set goals for the year ahead. But don’t worry, this blog won’t guilt you into dusting off your old set of dumbbells taking up a corner of your basement. Instead, I’ll outline if the new year means it’s time to consider purchasing a new intranet solution. If you and your organization are experiencing the below 4 pain points, it’s time for a fresh start with a new intranet solution.

By |January 4, 2016|Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Introducing VERN – The Ultimate Intranet Persona

Summary: Meet VERN, Veridian Credit Union’s intranet persona. Learn how they came up with the name, as well as best practices for creating your own.
We often suggest that our customers give their intranet a name and persona to improve employee engagement and user adoption. Choosing a name that resonates with employees and lets them know what type of resources they can find on the intranet is the most effective way to improve overall adoption. That’s why I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to our customer, Veridian Credit Union, about their intranet persona, VERN.

By |November 19, 2015|Collaboration, Customer Stories, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Why Your Hospital Intranet Needs a Training Site

Summary: Why your Hospital Intranet needs a dedicated training site. Covered are the 3 key training site elements; an online training calendar, credentials review and staff self-learning.
Working in a hospital, it is imperative that your staff is fully trained, as well as up-to-date on new practices or certifications. You can leverage your Hospital Intranet for staff training, which in turn leads to a more informed staff and improved patient care. A great way to utilize your Hospital Intranet for training is by creating a site specifically for training.

By |October 26, 2015|Healthcare Intranet, Intranet Software|0 Comments

5 Ways to Relaunch a Stale Intranet Site

Have you ever bought a new gadget that you couldn’t wait to try out? You’re so excited about it that you use it continuously and can’t believe how great it is. Then slowly after time, you start to use it less and less. The excitement isn’t there anymore, and perhaps the novelty has worn off.

There are a number of reasons why this scenario could happen to your intranet.

By |August 17, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments